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Stella

#67 of 2,689 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016 (Boston's South End)
(617) 247-7747
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Big, Bright, NOISY and Fun

This place is a party! Don't come here for a sedate meal. It's not a fine dining experience but it's great. Lots to choose from with an Italian bent. They make a cocktail called a Stella 75 that you must try - bright and refreshing with Hendrick's gin, St. Germain, a splash of lemon and some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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St. Catharines, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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St. Catharines, Canada
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137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place is a party! Don't come here for a sedate meal. It's not a fine dining experience but it's great. Lots to choose from with an Italian bent. They make a cocktail called a Stella 75 that you must try - bright and refreshing with Hendrick's gin, St. Germain, a splash of lemon and some Prosecco - fabulous. Here's... More 

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Prather, California
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Stella is a creative SoWa restaurant in Boston’s South End and is Zagat-rated 23 for food, and 20 for décor. We’d give it 24 for food, and 23 for décor, with a lovely staff, and delicious Italian fare. Tried a braised short-rib pizza, with gorgonzola, that was highlighted with fig preserves,aged balsamic vinegar and arugula, served on a thin Napolitano-style... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is the third time I have been here and have made it a point to always come here when I come to Boston. The staff is great as well as Evan the owner awesome guy!! We visit from Brooklyn and the food here is phenomenal. I had an awesome Arugula salad and I didn't want it to end we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We have been to Stella before but tonight was the best so far. The food is always excellent but tonight we had a wonderfully paced evening made possible by the wonderful servers. We were seated and then ordered drinks. Shortly thereafter, we ordered appetizers and enjoyed them before ordering our salads. When salads were done, our entrees were ordered. Nothing... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We arrived in boston and wandered here from our local b&b. Looking for a drink and a bit of food we got the last two seats at the window bar, two glasses of champagne and a salmon and tuna crudo and settled in. The noise grew around us, which reflected the sheer number of people coming, which in the end... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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259 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I won this at a Silent Auction and glad that I did. Stella has a great reputation for great food and service and it did not disappoint. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. I asked for a caddy corner table on Open Table and when I arrived, they did arrange for it. My preference rather than sit across. The... More 

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Denver
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were visiting Boston for a graduation. Our party of 6 showed up without reservations and were seated immediately. Excellent, friendly service. I enjoyed the roast chicken. Everyone ordered different entrees and all were satisfied. The beer selection included some locals brews. A couple of people in our party enjoyed the mixed drinks. It wasn't particularly noisy and everyone had... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We found this place while walking around. It was busy and noisy and we waited so long for our food the manager actually comped our meal because I told him we needed to be at the airport. The food is delicious and not your ordinary menu. I had the divine duck confit and goat cheese omelet te and my husband... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have been three times this year (and I live in Toronto) and never disappointed. Pastas are superb. Specials are awesome. It’s just a great restaurant with really good food, great ambience, and good prices. Recent beet salad was fantastic. Fish special was also great. I like the vibe of South Boston where it is situated. I go every time... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food was pretty good! I was pleasantly surprised with the artichoke appetizer. Our server was great. Very knowledgeable of the menu and made tasty recommendations. I would recommend wearing business casual or nicer. I went in khakis and a Tshirt and felt a little underdressed.

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Additional Information about Stella

Address: 1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
Phone Number: (617) 247-7747
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD $31 to $40
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
    (Boston's South End)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 247-7747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?